April 27, 2007
I did some traveling this month and was reminded that the entire world has been carved into territories by two major soft-drink companies. In James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart's old pictures like "The Roaring Twenties," bootleggers would swagger into a Prohibition-era speakeasy and browbeat the owner into taking their booze instead of the booze sold by a rival gangster. If the owner refused, he was threatened or beaten until he switched brands. A week or so later the rival bootleggers would come in and the owner was again threatened, etc. It was tough to be a barman back then.
September 11, 2009
It seems like everyone?s on a diet or about to go on one. There?s a new fad diet popping up every week endorsed by some celebrity or other, and for every new miracle reducing plan, there is an old one being discredited. Think grapefruit, Atkins or cabbage soup. On the other hand, we have recently discovered a diet that has been going strong for more than 2,000 years. Actually, it?s more than a diet but rather a whole system for wellness, comprising diet, daily routines, yoga and meditation, breathing exercises and spirituality.
April 26, 2012
Although a Quarter Pounder with cheese might sound more appetizing to some than an all-juice diet, Living Juice founder Jamie Jensen swears that once you try her juice, it's hard to go back. While a sculptor in New York City in the mid-2000s, the Laguna Beach native said she felt sick and unhealthy in every way imaginable - from her mood and everyday energy to having difficulty sleeping. She was turned on to juices by her yoga instructor and decided to try a 10-day cleanse.
January 24, 2008
Laguna Beach’s influence is expanding — while waistlines around the country could be getting slimmer. The town’s mystique will soon be linked with the lucrative weight-loss industry in “The Laguna Beach Diet: The Healthy Alternative for Weight Loss, Vitality and Long Life.” The book will be published in March by Norman Goldfind’s Basic Health Publications, which he operates out of his Top of the World home. “We’re pretty excited to be publishing this,” Goldfind said.
January 20, 2006
" I recently went on a diet for a month and lost 30 days." --Unknown "Some people diet religiously. They eat whatever they want and pray they don't gain weight". --Unknown A blonde is terribly overweight, so her doctor puts her on a diet. "I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you will have lost at least five pounds." When the blonde returns, she has lost nearly 20 pounds. "Why, that's amazing!"
January 18, 2008
In late November I learned that I’d be going to the Sundance Film Festival, where I’d be seeing some people I worked with last spring. I’d put on a few pounds since the spring, and I thought I should shed them before seeing these people again. There were a couple of reasons for this. I figured if I got my picture taken near someone famous I should try to look thin. Also, many of the people I’d worked with in the spring were guys. Women, upon meeting a friend after a long absence, are usually too tactful to say, “Hey, you got fat,” but men sing right out about it, and it hurts.
April 25, 2008
DNA match leads to arrest in previous home burglary DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a Laguna Niguel man believed to be responsible for a June 2006 residential burglary in Laguna Beach, according to Laguna Beach Police Chief Michael Sellers. The burglary, of more than $2,000 in tools, occurred in the 1300 block of Lewellyn Drive. The victim reported someone had smashed a glass door to enter the home. At the time of the burglary, police collected blood from the crime scene.